Updates

Local man charged with felony in DWI case

April 23, 2014

William Simon Reeves, 30, of the 600 block of Branding Iron Trail in the Western Hills Harbor subdivision, was arrested April 14 by a Granbury police officer and charged with DWI third or more – which qualifies as a felony count – Hood County Jail records show.

Hood County man arrested on felony drug count

April 22, 2014

Stephen Wayne Watkins II, 22, of the 2200 block of Fall Creek Highway, was arrested recently on Paluxy Road by a Granbury police officer and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 2,  more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams, Hood County Jail booking records show.

Fort Worth woman charged with two drug felonies

April 22, 2014

Angela Dawn Farquer, 41, of Fort Worth, was arrested April 15 by a Granbury police officer and charged with two separate felony counts of possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, according to Hood County Jail records.

Mission Granbury ribbon-cutting Wednesday

April 22, 2014

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at Mission Granbury’s new digs at 3611 Plaza East Court will take place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 23). Tours of the larger facility will be given every 15 minutes before and after the ribbon cutting. The new location is behind Goodyear. Mission Granbury provides several types of assistance for Hood County residents in need.

Bible readers begin Friday, April 25

April 22, 2014

The  Bible Reading Marathon will start at 7 a.m. Friday, April 25 at the Hood County Courthouse Gazebo. By the time it’s over at noon on May 1, the entire Bible will have been read outloud from beginning to end, in several languages and from any number of English translations. If you would like to be a part of this event please contact the coordinator in your local church or call Pastor Mike and his wife Sandee at 817-894-0370 or 817-992-4026.

Sky Harbour man faces felony marijuana count

April 21, 2014

Cecil William Bason, 52, of the 600 block of Venus Drive in the Sky Harbour subdivision, was arrested April 14 by a members of the Hood County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. He is charged with felony possession of approximately 112 grams of marijuana, Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

Town Hall meeting on underage drinking Tuesday

April 21, 2014

The Hood County Substance Abuse Council (HCSAC) is hosting a Town Hall meeting on underage drinking at 5 p.m. Tuesday (April 22) in council chambers at Granbury City Hall, 116 W. Bridge St. A youth-led pep rally will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the back porch at City Hall. Refreshments will be served. Illegal underage drinking is dangerous, yet parents oftentimes provide alcohol to young people or do nothing to stop underage alcohol use. Law enforcement officials, young people and others will participate in the panel discussion about the consequences of underage drinking.

‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’ training set Tuesday

April 21, 2014

A first-ever Youth Mental Health First Aid training program is set for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday (April 22) at Pecan Valley Centers, 2101 W. Pearl St. in Granbury. It’s a training certification course that teaches a five-step action plan, open to local educators (K-12) or anyone who works or volunteers with youths. Cost is $65 per participant. For more information call Molly Mabery at 817-579-4435.

Sports Updates

Area baseball

April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22
Lipan (8-5, all 10-A games) 7, Gordon 2
Indians hold on to playoff hopes.
Rio Vista at Tolar (9-10, 1-8 in District 10-2A), 7 p.m.
Rattlers can finish with .500 record with  victory.

Aledo tops Pirates in pair of sterling pitching performances

April 21, 2014

Baseball Tuesday, April 22 Aledo (22-4, 10-3 in District 7-4A) 2, Granbury (17-8, 11-2 in 7-4A) 0
Pirates’ Nathan Hickey and Bearcats’ Chris Reed each throw 2-hit pitching gems. Even with loss, if Granbury wins Friday night at Arlington Heights, Pirates will be district champs.

Lady Pirates down for second place

April 21, 2014

Softball
Tuesday, April 22
District 7-4A second-place playoff
Granbury (17-7) 11, Western Hills 3
Lady Pirates will face Burleson in best-of-three bidistrict series. Game 1 is Thursday in Burleson at 7 p.m. Game 2 is Friday in Granbury at 5:30 p.m. A third game, if necessary, will be Saturday morning at 11 in Granbury.